Features p.14 introducing the Smalltalk-80 System [author Adele Goldberg] A readers' guide to the Smalltalk articles in this issue. p.36 The Smalltalk-80 System [author the Xerox Learning Research Group] How message-sending objects are used in the Smalltalk-80 system. p.50 Build a Z8-Based Control Computer with BASIC, Part 2 [author Steve Ciarcia] Steve continues his description of the Z8-BASIC Microcomputer and suggests two applications. p.74 Object-Oriented Software Systems [author David Robson] Object-oriented software systems provide the underlying design of Smalltalk. p.90 The Smalltalk Environment [author Larry Tesler] Programming and debugging in Smalltalk are always interactive activities. p.147 User-Oriented Descriptions of Smalltalk Systems [author Trygve M H Reenskaug] A Smalltalk application program will limit the user's access to the language. p.168 The Smalltalk Graphics Kernel [author Daniel H H Ingalls] The Graphics Kernel provides the interface through which all text and graphics are displayed. p.200 The Japanese Computer invasion [author Stan Miastkowski] Like it or not, the Japanese small computers are on their way. p.230 Building Data Structures In the Smalltalk-80 System [author James C Althoff Jr] Many kinds of data structures can be added easily to the Smalltalk-80 system. p.286 Design Principles Behind Smalltalk [author Daniel H H ingalls] The design principles of a language strongly affect its power and usability. p.300 The Smalltalk-80 Virtual Machine [author Glenn Krasner] The use of a Smalltalk-80 Virtual Machine allows the system to be transported easily among different 16-bit microprocessors. 322 Building Control Structures in the Smalltalk-80 System [author L Peter Deutsch] Design of complicated control structures is easy in the Smallralk-80 language p.348 Is the Smalltalk-80 System for Children? [author Adele Goldberg and Joan Ross] Although Smalltalk-80 is not meant to be used by children, application programs can be written that will allow them to be creative and, at the same time, learn about programming. p.369 ToolBox: A Smalitalk Illustration System [author William Bowman and Bob Flegal] The versatile Smalltalk-80 language can create an environment for graphics design that can be used by non technically oriented people. p.378 Virtual Memory for an Object-Oriented Language [author Ted Kaehler] Virtual memory techniques must be used when the active memory space needed by a language is much larger than the amount of available memory. Reviews p.398 Microsoft Editor/Assembler Plus [author Keith Carlson] p.401 BOSS: A Debugging Utility for the TRS-80 Model I [author Scott Mitchell]
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November 11, 2022 Subject:
I had this one, and a bunch of others that I've since thrown.
Reading Byte now also kind of fills me with regret, because I always ignored it on the news stand and made my mom and aunt buy me Run, Compute!'s Gazette, and Ahoy! instead. Yeah, sure, I learned 8502 assembly, Pascal, BASIC, but it kept me really ignorant about what what going on in the greater world (I was a child, after all).
For example, this magazine in 1981 was publicly -- not in a lab -- describing object oriented programming and graphics concepts that would have astounded me then. Reading Byte more regularly certainly would have led my life on a different path, I think, because to me, computers were just a toy that I was really, really good at.https://simthanhdat.net
December 2, 2017 Subject:
The Best of BYTE, forever
A monthly paper magazine, with the heft of the Sears Holiday Wish Book, could chronicle an entire technological singularity. Or that such a singularity could rest upon one moment in time, one place.
This is it: the legendary tech from Xerox PARC that gave us personal computers, Ethernet, laser printers, graphical computer screens, hypertext, software objects, search agents.
I was only two years old when the Moon became a footprint. But I can point to this and say: This is It. I was There.